Good Afternoon everyone. I just received an e-mail from Charles Flanary from Spain. He is needing help to get home. How many of you have received this e mail. Charles it appears you are in good hands at home. I'm sure someone has Charles e mail list and is trying to scam us out of some money.
Is this Odis who goes to Paris, Texas? Inquiring minds need to know! Mike G.
Yes I am the one. I live in Wichita Falls, TX.
Yes, I just talked to Charles on the phone. He is not in Spain...DON'T SEND MONEY!!
Yup... I got one also.... knew it was spam, so deleted.... Charles.... you'd better get the "other" security people to check and see what is going on with your computer hacker....
Here's the text of the message....
Hello, How are you doing? Hope all is well, Im sorry that i didn't inform you about my traveling to Madrid Spain, for a short visit. I really hate to ask, but I need a favor from you as soon as you receive this e-mail. I misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel were my money and other valuables were kept but i still have my passport with me, i will like you to assist me with a loan Urgently. I will need the sum of $2,400 to sort-out my hotel bills and get Myself back home. I will appreciate whatever you can afford to help with, Ill pay you back as soon as I return, and you have my word. Let me know if you can assist, to enable me send you the details to use in sending the money through western union. Looking forward to hearing from you. Just let me know either way. Thanks Charles
I received a second note as follows:
How are you doing? Hope all is well, I’m sorry that i didn't inform you about my traveling to Madrid Spain, for a short visit. I really hate to ask, but I need a favor from you as soon as you receive this e-mail. I misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel were my money and other valuables were kept but i still have my passport with me, i will like you to assist me with a loan urgently. I will need the sum of $2,400 to sort-out my hotel bills and get myself back home. I will appreciate whatever you can afford to help with, I’ll pay you back as soon as I return, and you have my word.
You can help me to send whatever amount you can afford with my details through western union. Regarding how to get the money to me please go to any gross store or shopping mall that operates Western Union Money Transfer and request to send money, this is all you need when you get to the Western Union store closer to you.
Receivers Name: Charles R Flanary
Address: Calle rio minu
2, 4a, 28980,
Kindly email me the transfer receipt immediately you send the money. Looking forward to hearing from you. Just let me know either way.
Unless Rhonda is in Madrid, I seriously doubt that Charles is there
Whitey & Linda
Oh, we got two also, was this a scam! Linda We got the message too, how did it happen that these people got a hold of our e-mails anyway?
That is the same e mail I got. Charles you better get home. LOL!!!
Yup.... it's a hacker scam Linda. I've had this happen to other people I know... they get into your e-mail and start sending out these "requests" to everyone in your address book. It's nothing new, but by using a persons name that you know, they are hoping that just one person gets sucked in and sends money.... nasty business, huh??
I responded to Charles "I hope your stuck there til June30!". That way there will be more Food & Queen Time for me at Kirksville Country Club on June 29th! Mike G.
lol @ Mike G., you can have Whitey's time too Mike, we can't make it this year. Hope everyone has a great time, and we get to see lots of pictures. Linda
I'm sorry to hear you guy's aren't going to be at Sally Mountain. I was looking forward to seeing you again! Thanks for the Time donation I will take it! Rhonda has just afew Northeast Dates this Year and we miss Rhonda, the Rage, Ragers and the Music! Mike G.
I too received the e-mail.. But I knew it was not Charles..he wouldn't dare leave the country this close to Sally Mtn... we won't be able to come this year either Linda, we planning a big vacation with our daughter & family at Christmas to see the Mouse!! we have been but not at that time of the year..Stephanie wants to see Disney decorated.